March Grand Gaming Melee

This is a past event

46 people went

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

5005 Duke St · Alexandria, VA

How to find us

in the auditorium, down the hall to your right from the main entrance

Location image of event venue


The AARGGH Secretariat is pleased to report that the latest secret meeting of the Supreme Executive Council culminated in the unanimous passage of Resolution 6174, which continues the monthly practice of conducting Grand Gaming Melees. Alas, the by-laws of the Council prohibit the reporter from telling you more. You’d be amazed to hear that ▓▓▓▓▓ proposed the ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ of ▓▓▓▓ (with the requirement that it be made to look like an accident), and that that ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ inserted ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ into the ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓, but records of these acts and others must remain sealed until Y3K.

As dictated by the resolution, we’ll be gathering once again to compete (or cooperate) with meeples, cubes, dice, pawns, and the weird things that come with Vindication, TransAmerica, and other games with distinctively odd pieces. Bring games you want to play, come without games and play what others bring, or do a little of both. There will be board games, card games, tile games, and just about every other kind of game that can be played on a tabletop. If you want to try one you’ve never played before, there will be plenty of people eager to teach you.

As dictated by Kaprekar's Corollary to Resolution 6174, pot-luck snacks will be deployed in the kitchen adjacent to the playing area.* Please bring something delicious to share. Popular delicious items include bags of chips, pretzels, cookies, or crackers. Some people bring a package of doughnuts or cupcakes; these are always popular and disappear quickly. A few creative types may even bring something homemade; these contributions are especially appreciated! A refrigerator is available to store drinks and other items that should be kept chilled.

Official start time is 10:30am, but you may arrive as early as 10:00am to help with setup. Cleanup begins around 4:00pm (or whenever you decide that you can’t squeeze in one more game before the end of the event). Remember, whoever starts cleanup first gets the best choice of leftover snacks to take home!


*Kaprekar's interest in 6174 is documented here: